Unwillingly to School
Ian Berg and Jean Nursten
This book describes the
epidemiological aspects of school absence and offers practical help
to those who are faced with helping children who fail to attend
school. A multi-disciplinary approach to truancy and school refusal
if put forward, drawing on experience from the UK, the USA, Sweden
and New Zealand. The clinical features of the various underlying
conditions are also demonstrated, and the future prospects of those
who display this problem outlined. This new edition of a
well-respected book has been comprehensively rewritten to take into
account current thinking and research.
Foreword. F. Stone.
Introduction. I. Berg and J. Nursten.
1. Legal aspects. I. Robertson.
2. Chronic disease and school
non-attendance. A. Worrall.
3. Features of children who do
not attend school. L.V. Klerman and B.C. Glasscock.
4. School factors. D.
5. Absences in a primary
school. S.E. Wright and M. Wardle.
6. Unauthorised absence from
school. I. Berg
7. Early adult sequelae of
truancy: the National Child Development Study. K.
8. Later life outcomes of
truants in the Cambridge Study. D. Farrington.
9. Truancy and later
psychiatric disorder. L.N. Robins and J. Robertson.
10. The role of the child and
adolescent psychiatrist. M. Murphy and S. Wolkind.
Commentary on the inclusion of
material from the third edition with particular reference to Jack
11. An overview. J.
Kahn, J. Nursten and H.C.M. Carroll.
services. J. Kahn, J. Nursten and H.C.M. Carroll.
13. The need for a
multidisciplinary approach. J. Kahn, J. Nursten and H.C.M.
14. The psychodynamic approach
and frames of reference. J. Kahn, J. Nursten and
diagnosis. J.S. Werry.
16. The role of the
educational psychologist in dealing with pupil
17. Family therapy.
18. Working through parents: a
social worker's approach. J. Nursten.
19. Psychotherapy for
school-refusing children with separation anxiety. J.
Edwards and D.
20. School refusal: a
controlled 20-30 year follow-up study of Swedish urban
Lindström and C. Gillberg.